The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is co-directed by
Tom Stipanowich (Academic Director) and Peter Robinson
Tom Stipanowich, academic director of Pepperdine University's acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, gave the keynote address for the Air Force Worldwide Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Champion Conference at the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 15.
Professor Stipanowich joined The Honorable Mary L. Walker, Air Force General Counsel, and other Air Force ADR Champions and program managers, to share their ideas, experiences, and questions about the Air Force ADR Program in workplace disputes and its role in an ever-changing personnel environment.
Topics included using peer review and ombuds as part of an ADR program for workplace disputes. For the keynote address, Professor Stipanowich spoke on current trends in conflict management and dispute resolution.
Professor Stipanowich has authored leading books and articles on arbitration, mediation, and conflict management. He has conducted hundreds of workshops and presentations to international and national organizations, major corporations, and law firms on four continents. He is one of four Companion of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, a Founding Fellow of the American College of Commercial Arbitrators, and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
The Straus Institute offers the LLM, masters, and certificate programs in dispute resolution and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the Number One dispute resolution program in the country.